Useful Tips About Guest Blog Posts: Part 4

On May 14th, 2013, wrote:

As we are nearing the end, don’t miss the chance to read more about these useful guest blog posting tips and apply them with your guest blogging endeavors. Secret #25: Write a killer bio The only claim to fame that you can expect out of most guest blog posts will come by way of your bio. This is your little bit of space to shine, so make it count. Of course, this can be somewhat difficult given the limited word counts and space provided for bios. But being able to come up with a solid call to action is vital to the success of any guest blog post. You should also make sure to link to content that is relevant to the post. Secret #26:  “More” isn’t necessarily “better” when it comes to guest blog posts As mentioned previously, quality is one of the most important factors in successful guest blog posting. Sure it is a good thing to add – Read the full article

Useful Tips About Guest Blog Posts: Part 3

On May 7th, 2013, wrote:

Hello again, avid readers. It’s been quite some time since we’ve talked about guest blog posting tips and I’m back with more. Read on and let me know your thoughts. Secret #16: Think of others’ needs first when guest blogging Don’t let others make-do with your leftovers; always give out only your best work. This means anything and everything from offering only your best posts to promoting other blogs as if they were your own. Also strive to be helpful as possible. Showing your gratitude and having the right attitude is just as important as the technical aspects when it comes to communicating with other bloggers, so always give before you receive. Secret #17: Be persistent in guest blog posting Building a solid guest blog post portfolio is going to take a lot of work, considerable amounts of time, and plenty of persistence. You will also need to grow a thick skin, and don’t take it personally if you are – Read the full article

Useful Tips About Guest Blog Posts: Part 1

On April 26th, 2013, wrote:

As someone who is involved in blogging and all things related to it, you probably come across a lot of information from various sources. This would normally be a good thing, but the problem is that not all the information that comes your way is accurate or up-to-date. As with virtually everything related to the Web, there are a lot of misconceptions out there surrounding blogs and blogging. In the hopes of clearing some of the confusion related to guest blog posts, here are some secrets that I feel would be beneficial to all readers. Secret #1:  A guest blog post is a team effort If you are accustomed to blogging by yourself, one thing that might surprise you about guest blog posts is that it takes at least two people to accomplish. This means you will usually have to work with one other person and in some cases, even 2 or 3 others. Most sites will also have a – Read the full article

Four Steps To Guest Posting The Right Way

On March 19th, 2013, wrote:

Guest posting is an excellent way to increase brand recognition across the Internet while providing valuable content to readers with similar interests. A well-written guest post will drive traffic back to your website…when done correctly. Of course, writing outstanding content goes without saying, but there are a few other tips that should be considered before submitting that guest post. Know the Guidelines for the Blog Post The blog you are writing for may have a page dedicated to submission guidelines. If so, make sure to read and understand these guidelines in their entirety prior to submission. Nothing will make a guest blogger look worse than not following a posting guideline that has been clearly requested. For example, HTML formatting or a minimum word count may be required. If there aren’t any guidelines clearly posted, write a quick email to the blog owner asking for clarification. Also, look at the blog and note the tone, average word count, and format of – Read the full article

How To Get Links On Sites That Don’t Really Want To Link To You

On February 25th, 2013, wrote:

If you work in SEO then you’ve probably noticed by now that people don’t really like giving links away for free. While giving away links is no longer thought to badly damage our own ranking, it’s nevertheless probably not wise to give out too many too freely as it still means pointing visitors away from our site. Furthermore, as links have value, giving them out freely is essentially a waste of money – you could be charging for those. Photo courtesy of: Gavin Llewellyn This makes life difficult when you’re trying to build a comprehensive and natural looking link profile though because it means that you’ll have to bend over backward to get your links on lots of pages and that many sites will even clear your links up as you create them. Post a link on a forum and you might find yourself being banned from that forum, post it in the comments and it will probably be a ‘no – Read the full article

Link Building After the Farmer Update

On April 29th, 2011, wrote:

Now that the dust has settled after the farmer update, it should be time to take stock of what exactly happened to our sites and how they were affected, what happened to their traffic and their search rankings. I think it may also be time to look at a new link building strategy because it looks like article marketing – at least the kind that is applied in content farms – has been shot down, probably never to return. Has Google managed to shake up one of your most constant and reliable source of links? The first thing we learn as Internet marketers is this: you need links to your site and you can get links from the many thousands of article directories. The fact is that directories have been a staple of Internet marketing for so many years; and yet  it seems now that the era of article directories has ended. But was it really such a bad thing? – Read the full article